Last year, on top of dealing with the pandemic, the Philippines was hit by Super Typhoon Goni, 2020’s most powerful tropical cyclone. Goni, or Rolly as it’s known locally, plowed through Luzon and affected 2.7 million people, displacing 31,000 and damaging or destroying 281,000 homes.
Sanitation and hygiene become immediate concerns in the aftermath of a storm like this, with essential water infrastructure usually damaged.
UPS customer West Point Engineering Supplies Inc. provides specialized products and solutions to essential infrastructures in the Philippines, such as water, energy and meteorology.
Among its list of projects is a 10-year program with the weather information services company, Earth Networks, and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. They’ll collaborate to use weather monitoring sensors that provide earlier warnings for tropical storms.
For West Point Engineering, speed and efficiency are essential to installing and maintaining specialized equipment like weather radar, which can save lives and homes.
That’s why UPS’s recent expansion of its Worldwide Express Freight service to more postal codes in the Philippines comes as welcome news to West Point Engineering, a longtime customer of UPS.
Businesses like West Point Engineering will benefit from time-guaranteed palletized shipments above 70 kilograms to more areas in the Philippines, like Bulacan, Mabalacat, Angeles City, Laguna and Batangas. The expansion allows businesses to replenish bulk inventories more easily and quickly, and helps customers meet urgent, sometimes life-saving, delivery requirements.
“We have been a partner of UPS for over seven years,” said Dennis Ziganay, president and CEO of West Point Engineering. “Through this pandemic, we’ve been able to meet the demands of these challenging times … thanks to UPS.”
“Exporters, SMEs and longtime partners like West Point Engineering are important contributors to the local economy,” said Chris Buono, managing director of UPS Philippines and Indonesia. As they grow and expand, we listen to their changing supply chain requirements and cater to their needs.”
“Whether it’s one of the several natural calamities that occurred in the Philippines or an ongoing pandemic, UPS is putting the customer and community first by delivering what matters as they bounce back from a difficult year,” Chris said.